Friday, February 28, 2020

Year 11 PE Camp Postponed

The year 11 PE camp has been postponed next week due to an unfriendly weather forecast. We are currently working on rescheduling the camp for Week 8 of this term, but we will confirm this and let parents and students know the outcome as soon as possible.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Home & School AGM- Tuesday 10th March 2020

The Home & School AGM will be held on Tuesday 10th March in the Redcastle at 7.30pm. All new members welcome!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Congratulations to Amy Coutts (Year 13 last year) who has been awarded her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Amy completed it while she was still at school, but admin processing was delayed over the holiday break.

Amy completed the following:

Physical Recreation: Running, Football and Horse riding

Skills: Hockey Coaching, and Horse Care

Service: Youth Group leadership, Food Bank and Coaching

Residential Project: Outward Bound

Adventurous Journeys: Outward Bound, and at School with Mr Dixon.

Well done to Rhea Ratgali, Fergus McMullan and Fern Mcrostie who were awarded their Bronze Award recently.

Attitude To Learning (ATL's) now available on the portal.

Your childs Attitude To Learning (ATL's) are now available on the portal.

If you have any trouble accessing please contact Leanne from the School Office on

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Athletics Day 2020

Some photos from the action at Athletics Day last Thursday.

Thank you to all the students that took part, and of course to those that helped with the organisation and running of the event.

Some awesome action shots- a big thanks to the photographers for these awesome photos: Isaac Steele, Anish Raj, Isla Harrington, Renee Sheehey and Tahlia Sherwin.

3000m, 1500m and House Relays Notice

A reminder:

- 3000m is afterschool today. Please meet at Centennial Park at 3.30pm.

- 1500m is afterschool on Wednesday. Please meet at Centennial Park at 3.30pm

- House relays are at lunchtime on Thursday. Please meet at Centennial Park at 12.50pm. House captains need to get their relay teams sorted before then. The gate between SKC and Centennial Park will be open for people to come through and watch. Runners must bring PE gear.

Interhouse Haka Competition

It was a tightly contested Interhouse haka competition! Well done to all the prefects for getting your houses to perform such fierce hakas and also sing such beautiful waiata!


1st: Clancy
2nd: Whyte
3rd: Magee
4th: Treacy

Monday, February 24, 2020

St Kevin's College Wearable Arts 2020

Tēnā koutou,

Thank you to those that took the time to register their interest in the St Kevin’s College Wearable Arts Event. Please take a moment of your time to fill in this survey and add your name to our email list if you haven't already done so and are interested in participating.

Please note the SKC Home & School will be running a separate Waitaki Wearable Arts Event as a fundraiser for the 18+ category.

We have had enough interest from local and out of town schools for a small Student Wearable Arts Event at St Kevin's College. The date we have decided upon is the evening of Friday the 26th of June.

The purpose of the event is to raise the profile of the Arts in Oamaru and to give students, emerging artists, and established artists an opportunity to develop their wearable art skills in a local context.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sue McErlane our Arts Coordinator.

Ngā mihi,

Sara Plunkett (HOF Arts St Kevins College)
Sue McErlane (Arts Coordinator)
St Kevin’s College Home and School (18+ Category only)

Friday, February 21, 2020

Principal's Comment

Kia Ora Kevinians and Supporters of the College,
Yesterday saw the sun shining on a successful Athletics Sports day which was held for the first time in recent years at Whitestone Contracting Stadium.

Our FIRE values were on show as students encouraged each other to participate and try their best in a range of disciplines.  I was thrilled to see members of our parent community enjoying the day with us, and was heartened to see the way in which our older students interacted with and supported our new year 9 students. 
Students may all need a good sleep in on Saturday.  Have a great weekend!
May God bless you.
Ngā mihi Nui
Paul Olsen

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Earn as you Learn Careers Days

St Kevin’s College is pleased to have been awarded some ministry funding to host some targeted Careers events.

These events will:

- Provide opportunities for young people, their teachers and whanau to connect to the world of work and explore vocational pathways while in school.

- Enhance the student perspectives on vocational education and ‘earn while you learn’ pathways, showcasing the trades and service industries.
- Focus on ‘one or many’ of a range of strategically important sectors (Social & Community Sectors, Construction & Infrastructure, Manufacturing & Technology, Primary Industries, Service Industries and Creative Industries.

- Provide opportunities for local iwi, and whānau, local council, non-profit organisations, local business and trades associations to be involved, hopefully creating ongoing relationships.

Events Format:

St Kevin’s College is proposing to host up to four events throughout 2020 to raise awareness of each of the Vocational Pathway’s. The format will be similar for each day.

A bus will transport students around local businesses. Hosting each trip will be at least one ITO representative, teachers from related subjects, community representatives and up to 20 selected Year 11 students.

The main objective is to meet employers and employees involved in “Earn as you Learn” training (eg. apprentices or recently qualified), to learn more about specific vocational pathways and training opportunities.

Towards the end of Year 11, students will make their senior subject selections. Alongside traditional subjects, vocational courses such as Gateway, STAR, Ara and Primary Industries Trades Academy and Carpentry/Engineering are offered. It is hoped that these careers days will help them to make more informed choices.

The Vocational Pathways staff; Margaret Burton (Dean of Vocational Pathways) Paula Eatherley (Gateway and Primary ITO Trades Academy Coordinator) and Sue McErlane (Vocational Pathways Support) will be contacting businesses and organisations in the district over the coming weeks to invite them to be involved. If you would like to be involved, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Sue initially, by email or phone 03 437 1665.

Pictured below is Henry Guerin at Johnson Gluyas last year.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Swimming Sports Photos 2020

Some photos from the action at Swimming Sports last Friday.

Thank you to all the students that took part, and of course to those that helped with the organisation and running of the event.

A big thanks to the photographers for these awesome photos: Michelle Buckham, Sarah Clapperton, Isaac Steele and Koru Parry

Monday, February 17, 2020

Emma and Sam Gillies finish well at Pony Grand Prix

In the weekend the Gillies sisters, Emma (Year 10) and Sam (Year 9) competed at the South Island Horse of the Year championships show at the Marlborough Equestrian Park.

The pony Grand Prix was run over two rounds where Emma and Benrose Playtime finished first place with 2 clear rounds and Sam and Junior Disco went onto finish second place.

Awesome effort girls!